Patients’ Breathing Test Comes up Short on Accuracy, Study Finds

A routine test used to monitor patients’ breathing may be unreliable and putting them at risk, a study suggests. Incorrect results can mean clinical staff fail to spot how unwell a patient with respiratory problems is becoming, researchers say. This widely used method, which counts breaths over a 30-second period, fails to take account [...]

By |2020-09-28T09:30:46+00:00September 28th, 2020|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Increased Breast Cancer Risk in Obesity Linked to Fat Cell Chemicals

Obesity increases the release of tumour-promoting molecules from fat tissue and is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in Endocrine-Related Cancer. The study found that fat tissue from people with obesity released increased amounts of extracellular vesicles (EV’s) enriched in harmful and inflammatory molecules into the blood stream, which [...]

By |2020-09-24T15:14:50+00:00September 24th, 2020|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Lockdown Impact: Worsening Symptoms for People with Bone, Joint and Muscle Pain

People with bone, joint and muscle pain saw their symptoms worsen during lockdown – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A new study published today shows that the majority of people with musculoskeletal pain reported increased symptoms - as the nation adhered to new government restrictions designed to stop the spread [...]

By |2020-09-24T10:10:46+00:00September 24th, 2020|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Children and Young People with Cancer who Have Relapsed Can Get Rapid Access to New Treatments

Children and young people in the UK with cancers that have come back can now access new personalised treatments quicker than ever before thanks to a national tumour biopsy sequencing platform and clinical trial funded by Cancer Research UK. The genetic code of tumours are sequenced through the Stratified Medicine Paediatrics programme, and the molecular [...]

By |2020-09-24T09:50:46+00:00September 24th, 2020|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

New ‘Good Help’ Guide Developed to Support People with Long-Term Conditions by Leading Charities

The British Heart Foundation (BHF), Macmillan Cancer Support and Nesta are today publishing Reimagining Help: an evidence-based approach to helping people reach their goals,[1] which includes a new Reimagining Help Guide to diversify sources of help outside of hospital, with the aim of enabling people with long term health conditions  to take control and ensure [...]

By |2020-09-23T11:43:13+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Dundee Biomedical Scientist Wins Award for his Writing on Blood Plasma Viscosity Testing

A Dundee-based biomedical scientist has won the 2020 Bernie Benson Prize for his science writing. The Bernie Benson competition sought to promote the understanding and exploration of blood viscosity testing – an affordable and reliable test that is currently receiving a lot of interest due to its potential to identify Covid-19 patients who are at [...]

By |2020-09-23T08:54:21+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh React to COVID-19 Press Conference

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh have issued a comment regarding today’s press conference from Prof Chris Whitty and Prof Sir Patrick Vallance. Professor Angela Thomas, Acting President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh said: “As Prof Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance highlighted in their press conference, this is a critical [...]

By |2020-09-21T10:38:47+00:00September 21st, 2020|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

New Fund to Help Education Recovery from COVID-19

Scottish Government funding for youth work is being increased by more than 30% to recognise the vital role the sector will play in making up any ground lost in learning during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A newly created £3 million Youth Work Education Recovery Fund will be targeted at those communities and young people who [...]

By |2020-09-16T10:45:52+00:00September 16th, 2020|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

New Director of RPS in Scotland Appointed

Clare Morrison FRPharmS has been appointed Director of RPS in Scotland, following the retirement of Alex MacKinnon. Clare will take up her new post on 21st September. Clare will be responsible for national policy development, professional advocacy and member engagement across Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Pharmacy Board. She will work with the Board and [...]

By |2020-08-27T13:57:43+00:00August 27th, 2020|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

PDA join Prescription Charges Coalition

 The PDA (Pharmacists’ Defence Association) has joined the Prescription Charges Coalition, a group of 49 organisations calling on the Westminster Government to scrap prescription charges for people with long-term medical conditions in England. The coalition is made up primarily of patient organisations representing those who require medicines to be prescribed because of their long-term medical [...]

By |2020-08-26T09:41:31+00:00August 26th, 2020|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments
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